State - INACTIVE

WATCH: Firefighter brings pooch back to life after rescuing it from blaze

kkipling@sacbee.com

In this photo released by dog owner Crystal Lamirande, Santa Monica firefighter Andrew Klein holds Nalu on Thursday. Klein spent several minutes giving mouth-to-snout resuscitation to the dog, who was pulled from a burning apartment in Santa Monica.
In this photo released by dog owner Crystal Lamirande, Santa Monica firefighter Andrew Klein holds Nalu on Thursday. Klein spent several minutes giving mouth-to-snout resuscitation to the dog, who was pulled from a burning apartment in Santa Monica. via AP

Just in time for National Puppy Day, here’s a story about one lucky dog.

Back from the dead !!!! He is so thankful he is alive even though all his clothes are severely smoke damaged!!!! Thank...

Posted by Crystal Lamirande on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Santa Monica firefighters responding to a fast-growing blaze at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment found the dog, Nalu, unresponsive after it was “overcome by heat and smoke,” according to a Santa Monica Fire Department new release.

 

At the apartment fire on Santa Monica, a pet was trapped inside and suffocate her unconscious. This brave firemen named Andrew Klein from Santa Monica Fire Department went in for the rescue and gave the pet a CPR and took care of her back to life. Faith in humanity restored.Los Angeles FD

Posted by Billy Fernando on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Firefighters removed Nalu from the structure and firefighter Andrew Klein used a pet oxygen mask and performed CPR, the news release said. It took 20 minutes, but Nalu regained consciousness and was able to walk. The dog was taken to a nearby animal hospital for further care.

The fire was brought under control in 10 minutes and no injuries to residents or firefighters were reported. The cause has yet to be determined and authorities are investigating.

Nalu’s owner, Crystal Lamirande, posted this on Facebook: “Back from the dead !!!! He is so thankful he is alive even though all his clothes are severely smoke damaged!!!! Thank you thank you thank you Love nalu Marley !!!!! (And his mother crystal ) we are forever grateful.”

Photos Courtesy of Billy Fernando

Posted by Santa Monica Fire Department on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Related stories from Sacramento Bee

  Comments